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. barack obama loses. people know what barack obama has to sell. and they know that he didn't deliver what he said he would deliver and i think that's a big problem for him. but independents don' generally break toward the incumbent. they know what barack obama promised, they know what he delivered. they know that the economy is in the ditch. so i like where we're at. >> what is mitt romney have to do? we've talked about biographies, he's got to reveal more about himself. and that's been said a lot and i think it's crucially important. there's also as you said, independent voters, undecided voters, softly committed voters who feel that washington doesn't work and they're right about that and nothing will change. what does mitt romney have to say to folks who are going to be watching him about how he actually gets things done. how he, not only does he have a vision for the country. how he has a road map in washington to get it done under these circumstances. >> i think the mitt romney story is a story of a guy who lives his life on metrics, setting goals and meeting goaltends. the president
things better? >> is a perennial questions in elections and the case of romney against obama. explicitly and implicitly, the president has to answer that char. they have tried in chicago for the last year to say this isn't just a referendum on us. it's a choice. you're going to hear that framing throughout this convention in charlotte. i will say, i think they're going to do more to try to go back and litigate his record that people now expect or that they have done previously. i think you're going to hear more about, again, about how bad things would be now if he hadn't done the things he did. chris: the republican nominee who has accepted the nomination, mr. romney, governor romney, did he sell, in all of the talk about business, we need a businessman. did he sell his superior ability to fix the competent, do you think this week? >> the speech was light on policy details and towards th end, he did start talking about a plan to create 12 million jobs in america. some economists will say that's was going to be created anyway over the next few years. he talked about a needo make america e
in tampa. arguing the president has fallen well short of his goals. >> president obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans. and to heal the planet. my promise is to help you and your family. >> now it's the president and the democrats who counter in charlotte. the issue, taxes and spending. debt and entitlement programs like medicare, and key voting groups like women, and latinos. making the case for the white house this morning, an architect of mr. obama's first term, now the mayor of chicago, rahm emanuel. also, a special discussion on the politics and strategy of the race. by showcasing ann romney and offering more personal details about himself, did romney forge a new connection with undecided voters? and how will president obama defend himself and his record this week when he takes the stage thursday night? with us, former republican presidential candidate newt gingrich. nbc's tom brokaw. "new york times" columnist tom friedman. presidential historian doris kearns goodwin. and the former ceo of hewlett-packard, now working to get more republicans elected to the senate t
voted for barack obama, shouldn't you feel that way now that he's president obama? >> and here is some of the polling, as i know you've seen, mayor emanuel, which is this, the question of are you better off or worse off? 69%, nearly 7 in 10, saying things are either the same or worse than when the president came into office. you inherited a recession, you tried to fix parts of it. but what do you say to americans who think you just can't deliver? that the president can't deliver the better economy that they want and they expect? >> no, first of all, let me flip back. this is a lesson about a clear choice. one person who said, when it came to the auto industry that had literally two weeks left before it was going to lapse and implode, let detroit go bankrupt. the president had another four-letter word -- or four-word statement, not on my watch. one guy who said i want to give tax cuts to the best and well-off in our country, another president -- a different view, the president, i'm going to make sure kids who start going to college get tax credits and support so they can go to college.
the election. obama cowl make a gaffe. mitt would win the debates, go could send a flood to destroy all mankind. ( laughter ) so there's hope. >> schieffer: short of building an ark, what is romney's best chance. we'll ask new jersey governor chris christie, and one-time adversary, newt gingrich. so far romney is sticking to a familiar theme, but does he need to do more? >> i will lower the tax rate. he wants to creat to raise them. i'll create jobs and he'll kill them. also marsha blackburn, bob shrum, and larry sabato from the university of virginia center for politics. as we head into first presidential debate, we'll talk about the state of america at home and abroad with the distinguished panel. michelle rhee, former head of the washington, d.c. school system and founder of students first. economist mark zandi of moody analytics. bob woodward, author of "the price of politics" and hendrick smith, author of the new book "who stole the american dream?." it's all ahead on "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news in washington, "face the nation" with bob schieffer. >> schief
obama, after launching his reelection effort, was hit head-on by the economic reality today even though 96,000 jobs were added to the u.s. economy in the month of august, and even though the unemployment rate fell from 8.3 to 8.1%, both the need and expectations were greater than that. and so with economists using words like "anemic," that affected what the campaign was hoping would feel much more like a post-charlotte victory lap. the economy remains the big issue in this campaign. and we begin our coverage of all of all of it tonight with white house correspondent kristen welker traveling with the president in iowa city tonight. kristen, good evening. >> reporter: good evening to you, brian. well, president obama left charlotte this morning with the vice president and first lady to hit pivotal swing states, and he tried to cast that jobs report in a positive light. campaigning in new hampshire, mr. obama took the long view on jobs. >> today we learned that after losing around 800,000 jobs a month when i took office, business once again added jobs for the 30th month in a row. we know i
organizers announced they're moving president obama's speech indoors tomorrow night, because there's a threat for severe weather. the president was supposed to accept his party's nomination at the outdiet bank of america stadium. the president will now give his speech at the time warner cable area, only people with credentials will be allowed in to see that speech. >>> tonight former president clinton will take the stage, trying to convince voters that the president deserves four more years. steve handlesman has a preview from charlotte. sirchlts president obama arrived in charlotte. he'll give a speech thursday night, in the major convention venue, it's three times larger, but exposed. the chance of rain is 30 to 40%. >> clearly team obama felt that the risks of having this thing drenched in a thunderstorm outweighed the benefits they got in denver from a big outdoor crowd, and clint eastwood shows them what happens when a nomination acceptance speech gets undercut by circumstances. republicans charged democrats just couldn't fill the stadium. >> i think it has more to do with attendance tha
the damage that he found in just four years. >> afterwards, a surprise appearance from president obama, setting the stage for his big moment tonight. rough seas. hurricane leslie gaining strength, as partial remnants of isaac reemerge in the gulf of mexico. and, oops, a building implosion goes off without a hitch until a huge cloud of debris engulfs a crowd of onlookers. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today" at the democratic national convention with matt lauer live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza and savannah guthrie, live in charlotte, north carolina. >> and welcome to a special split edition of "today" on this thursday morning. good morning, i'm savannah guthrie at the democratic national convention in charlotte. >>nd i'm matt lauer in new york. savannah, you look at that implosion video. someone clearly for got to do the old which way was the wind going? meanwhile president obama already had a lot of pressure on him with his speech tonight. now he's got a really tough act to folw after what was an enthusiastic and powerful endorsement from former pre
're seeing around europe. and i have a plan that does that. >> and we get his reaction to president obama's stinging criticism during his convention in charlotte. >> now, our friends down in tampa at the republican convention were more than happy to talk about everything they think is wrong with america but they didn't have much to say about how they'd make it right. >> the fall campaign is now in full swing with new disappointing job numbers sharpening the debate over the economy. will americans blame the president for a high jobless rate or give him for mour years to solve the problem? a rising star in the democratic party this morning who gave the keynote address at the democratic convention. mayor of san antonio, julian castro. >>> author and radio talk show host, bill bennett. columnist for "the washington post," and our political director, chuck todd. >>> good sunday morning. this weekend i spent time with governor romney on the campaign trail for an exclusive two-part interview on the state of the race and what specifically a romney presidency would mean for the country. we met up
speeches from governor mart ten in o'mal. this is the same honor president obama had at the convention in 2004. first lady michelle obama will also speak tonight. president obama is not in charlotte for the convention just yet. today he will be in virginia forthfinal stop on his road to charlotte tour. the president will speak this morning at norfolk state university. he was in charlottesville last week to campaign part of a tour of college towns in battleground states. the president will speak at the dnc thursday night. >> if you are willing to work with me. if you're willing to work even harder in this election. then i promise you, i promise you, i promise you change will come. >> republican national committee is launching the web ad to coincide with the start of the convention. the ad compares speeches president obama gave this year to speeches me made four years ago. republicans say it proves the president has broken his promise to a improve our economy. >>> you may not know it but the polls just opened for thousands of voters in northern virginia. there's a special election there
michelle obama makes her pitch for a second term for her husband. >>> good morning. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> i'm eun yang. welcome to "news4 today" for this wednesday, september 5th, 201. live look outside at 5:00 a.m. 77 lucky degrees. felt like a wall of humidity. walk right into it. >> whoosh. >> he felt the air. >> i walked right through it, too. >> cooled him off. >> he must have spritzed himself before hand. >> wow, yes, in the car. >> yeah. we've got a better chance of seeing rain throughout the area today. unfortunately, and then the other thing, too, the other part of story is that higher temperatures, too, around today, tomorrow, and friday. taking you back to 1:00 a.m. this morning. a few showers around front royal. those who made their way off to the north and east, really falling apart if you're around baltimore, we've got more rain that sits back in west virginia. the other side of i-81. that's what's going to slowly be making its way eastward throughout the morning. i think by the time we get to mid morning, 8:00, 9:00 a.m., we will see those showers here locally and again
. >>> what this child wanted to ask prince harry. stay with us >>> right now, president obama is on his way to norfolk. the president will speak at norfolk state university this morning. his final stop on his road to charlotte tour. the president will speak at the dnc thursday night. the convention begins today, though. martin o'malley and first lady michelle obama will be two of the featured speakers tonight. tracie potts has a preview of the opening day of the dnc. >> reporter: last night president obama told hurricane victims -- >> nobody is a democrat or a republican and we're all just americans. >> reporter: but not in charlotte this week he'll accept the democratic nomination for president thursday. >> now, on thursday night i'm going to off aer you what i believe is a better path forward. >> reporter: tonight, we hear from michelle obama. she checked out the stage monday. >> she's going to talk about the president that she knows, the husband she married and, of course, the father to her children. >> reporter: maryland's governor and san antonio, texas, mayor also speak tonight. castr
romney and president obama plenty to say today. romney fresh off his nomination, trumpeting the anti obama themes in this gop convention. the president on the road to charlotte today reminding voters of what republicans didn't talk about. in a moment we'll check in with ron mott and the romney campaign. we'll begin with kristen welker on with the president in sioux city iowa. >> reporter: good evening, lester. with the democratic national convention just a few days away, president obama is working to build momentum in key battleground states like right here in iowa where he's making his seventh visit so far this year. >> hello iowa! >> reporter: president obama kicking off his road to charlotte campaign in iowa, the state that first launched his presidency four years ago. >> it was you, iowa, who kept us going when the pundits were writing us off. and it will be you, iowa, who choose the path we take from here. >> reporter: polls show a tight race here as some white working class voters who gave him an edge four years ago aren't so sure because of the economy. >> iowa is important, a
yesterday when protesters attacked the us kons late. president obama shared his condolences. >> today, we mourn four more americans who represent the very best of the united states of america. we will not waiver in the commitment to see justice is done. make no mistake, justice will be done. >>> meanwhile, we are learning more about the attack. melissa is live with more. >> hey, keith. since the deaths, the president ordered increased security. as many as 200 marines could be sent to libya to bolster security. >> 52-year-old jay christopher steven z was a career diplomat. he was assigned earlier this year. he served two tours in libya running the office in benghazi against gadhafi. he once worked as an international trade here in washington. a large mob stormed the consulate with automatic weapons firing at the building before burning it to the ground. stevens was found in a small room where he was taking cover. he and three others killed after they came back to help with evacuations. neighboring egypt scaled the walls, tearing down and burning the american flag. libyan officials held a p
are getting ready for their convention. what does president obama need to do to get the upper hand in the upcoming election? "meet the press" moderator david gregory joined us earlier today. he believes the president will attack mitt romney's vague ideas on how to improve the economy. >> talking to the president's advisers really what they want to do is be more specific. i think where they'll attack governor romney is, you know, that he went on the offensive against president obama, but didn't give the american people a road map for how he's going to usher in a better economy. i think that'll be the big attack line. >> the president will be looking for a bump from the convention. new polls from the rasmussen reports show that mitt romney is ahead of president obama 47-44%. just five days ago, the two were tied in this poll. similar shift happened in battle ground states. rasmussen polled voters in 11 swing states and showed romney and president obama are tied. the president is leading by four points five days ago. the republican national convention could explain the recent bump whi
and shared responsibility, we're all in this together society, you should vote for barack obama and joe biden. >> and presidential pitch. former president bill clinton fires up the democratic convention and lays out why he believes president obama should get four more years. good morning and welcome to "news4 today." i'm eun yang. >> and good morning. i'm aaron gilchrist. if you didn't stay up to watch former president clinton's speech, you may be dragging from catching the start of the football season. two redskins rivals duked it out. the nfl season officially under way now. a bit later, we'll have the highlights and a look ahead to the redskins' first game. >> we're enjoying watching the cowboys win. first though at 6:00 a.m., cloudy skies, muggy out there. when you think of football, you think of cool, fall temperatures. not happening today, but it's coming. >> it's coming. >> it's coming. going to be a hot one today, though. >> yeah. we're advertising the cool because of the heat that we're going to have today, too and some showers out there, too, right now, big-time storms around dover,
. republicans drive home to voters that president obama lost half a billion on solyndra. the impasse over hiking taxes on the rich, that if not settled, could raise everyone's rates january 1st, and trigger huge defense and social service cuts. the fiscal cliff is getting put off until after election day. the farm bill will help with the drought, is partially postponed because republicans are pushing for a cut in food stamps. >> the american people are asking to balance this budget. >> reporter: each side blames the other. >> for people outside and out of work, they're astonished by the fact that this congress won't do anything and seems content to kick the can down the road. >> reporter: so what might get passed before the election. nearly one of those short-term stop gap spending bills, to keep government going past september 30th. later this week, house members plan to adjourn so they could go home and run for re-election. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, capitol hill. >>> good to see you. >> whoa, we are lerj more about that pizza parlor owner down in florida who swept president obama off his
to launch any mission president obama might order. the president won't say whether he's considering military action in libya, but he is vowing justice for the attack. >> what we have to do now is to do a full investigation, find out the facts, find out who perpetrated these terrible acts, and bring them to justice. >> egypt's president is vowing not to allow what happened in libya to happen in his country. you are looking live now at pictures coming out of cairo, egypt. this is a lot of activity going on there right now. protesters gathering outside the u.s. embassy. the president there, mohamed morsi, says the egyptian people reject unlawful acts like the attack that happened on the consulate in benghazi. the state department warning american embassy workers around the globe, especially in the middle east as you see on this map here, to be on alert in the wake of a deadly attack in libya. that includes embassies marked here, kuwait, sudan, tunisia. >> the attack in libya is leading to vigils and memorial services around the world. one took place last night outside the white house. the man w
, today is expected to be a quiet date for both president obama and mitt romney. neither candidate has any public events planned. behind the scenes, they're cramming for their first debate. chip reid is traveling with the romney campaign in boston. >> reporter: good morning, anthony. this debate is huge for both candidates. some republican strategists say if does not do well in this, it could be downhill from there. and president obama's advisors are very worried he could make a mistake giving mitt romney the opportunity he needs. >> my opponent thinks it's fair that somebody who makes $20 million a year like he does plays a lower tax rate than a cop or teacher who makes $50,000. >> at campaign appearances friday, president obama and mitt romney seemed to be previewing next wednesday's debate when the battle over taxes is expected to take center stage. romney say ts he'll hold the misrepresenting his record. >> i will not raise taxes on middle income americans! >> reporter: the stakes in the debate are so high that both candidates will soon retreat into political cocoons to get ready. on s
handelsman has more from charlotte. >> reporter: on his way to the convention, president obama went to norfolk, a huge rally. he did not mention today's bad economic news. factory activity down for a third straight month. construction spend iing way dow this july. >> on thursday night i will offer what i believe is a better path forward. a path that will create good jobs. >> reporter: an obama goal in charlotte is to get key voter groups he needs refired up and ready to go. in last month's nbc news poll, just 52% of young voters, only 49% of latinos, said they're enthusiastic about the election. 20 points lower than last time. democrats hope michelle obama can help tonight in her prime time speech urging a big turnout. >> it's all responsibility at whatever age to exercise the rights that people before us fought so hard for us to have. >> so i'm going to be at home and i'm going to be watching it with our girls. and i am going to try not to let them see their daddy cry. because when michelle starts talking, i -- i start getting all misty. >> reporter: mitt romney's running mate, pau
. >>> isaac has come and gone but the storm left a trail of devastation in its wake. president obama will visit the storm-ravaged region today. he will tour louisiana and review recovery and response efforts. the president declared federal emergencies in louisiana and mississippi. right now hundreds of thousands of people are still without power, including more than 200,000 louisiana alone. >>> the storm is to blame for at least seven deaths, as well. >>> most of new orleans was spared by isaac's wrath thanks to new levees built after hurricane katrina. but some louisiana residents are complaining at the levees. they say the levees diverted flood waters to other areas of the state causing more damage. >> you're going to put the flood system up, is ch is a good thing. food thing. it stopped the city from flooding, it's a good thing. but you're not going to worry about where you're pushing the water? >> we would not have built a system that would have induced flooding in other places. >> the corps of engineers said it would l. run a variety of computer motd dells to figure out if the n
for governor. president obama and mitt romney worked florida as if it was the state that would decide the election. and, of course, it is the biggest of the few states that could go either way. we were struck by the national gallup poll today. all tied up, 47 to 47. other recent polls have shown the president ahead but only slightly. that's the case here in florida where one of the latest polls show mr. obama ahead 49% to 44, but it's a slight lead because the poll has a margin of error of three percent annual point. we were in sarasota today for an interview with mitt romney, which will appear in a special "60 minutes" report featuring conversations with both candidates. that will be coming up this sunday. after a few missteps lately, romney has been facing doubts among some republicans, but today he told us that his campaign is on track. we have our campaign 2012 team with the candidates as always and we'll start tonight with jan crawford. jan. >> reporter: well, scott, governor romney's advisers concede it's been a bad two weeks for him, if for no other reason he got off his messag
shows mitt romney leading president obama nationally. the rasmussen reports survey shows the gop presidential contender ahead of president obama 47 to 44%. and just five days ago, the two were tied in this poll. a similar shift happened in battleground states. rasmussen polled voters in 11 swing states and show romney and president obama are tied. the same poll showed the president leading by four points five days ago. the republican national convention could explain the bump which is pretty typical when the event wraps up. mitt romney plans to take a break from campaigning and prepare for the upcoming presidential debates. he and his vice presidential pick, paul ryan, visited the battleground states of florida and ohio yesterday. ryan went to the ohio state football game against his alma mater, miami university of ohio. they told the crowds that president obama is to blame for those without jobs. romney likened it to football saying if the team is not winning, then it's time to get a new coach. >>> so ryan is facing just a little bit of controversy and it has nothing to do with
any mission president obama orders. the president won't say whether he's even considering military action in libya. he does say that justice will be done. >> what we have to do now is to do a full investigation, find out the facts, find out who perpetrated these terrible acts, and bring them to justice. >> the white house says president obama has spoken to the presidents of libya and egypt and urged them to continue working with u.s. to make sure diplomats are safe. >>> the bodies of ambassador chris stevens and three other americans killed with on their way back to the u.s. a must military helicopter left tripoli yesterday with the bodies and arrived in germany before heading to the u.s. other victims who were injured in the attack were also onboard, as were more than two dozen people evacuated from the consulate. these protest over that internet video are continuing today in the middle east. this is just outside the u.s. embassy in cairo. today's demonstrations are much more subdued than tuesday's when protesters scaled the walls of the complex there and destroyed an american fla
killed in all of last year. >>> president obama will have to give his acceptance speech at the democratic national convention inside. organizers decided to move his speech from the large bank of america stadium to the smaller time warner stadium. nbc's tracie potts has more on the speech from mrs. obama that electrified democrats. >> reporter: democrats bring in their heavyweight tonight, former president bill clinton. t the only person more popular in a recent gallup poll, my khiche obama. she brought democrats to their feet last night with a rousing speech about decisions based on family values. >> when, in the end, for barack, these issues aren't political. they're personal. because barack knows what it means when a family struggles. >> reporter: a message aimed at women. >> he believes that women are more than capable of making our own choices our bodies and our health care. he didn't care whether it was the easy thing to do politically. no, that's not how he was raised. he cared that it was the right thing to do. >> reporter: not once did she mention mitt romney. but plenty of others
this afternoon. it's been a busy political week in virginia. in addition to romney, first lady michelle obama was also in the state yesterday visiting richmond and fredericksburg. >>> a new poll shows that president obama holds a five-point lead over mitt romney in virginia. the nbc news/wall street journal poll shows the president leading mitt romney by five points. he holds a similar lead in florida and seven points in ohio. >>> the president and first lady will welcome many of our olympic athletes to the white house this morning. president obama will honor the 2012 u.s. olympic and paralympic teams in a south lawn ceremony. one of the swimmers being honored, matt mcclain of loudoun county. he had a hand in helping america take the gold in the men's 4 by 200 relay. >>> next week the senate will take up a spending bill to prevent a government shutdown. the house passed a bill that essentially puts the government on autopilot for six months. it includes the support of republican vice presidential nominee paul ryan even though it permits spending above the budget he authored this spring. >>> t
, president obama hit the road campaigning. he stopped at norfolk state university, called on students there to help him get out the vote. tonight president obama will be back at the white house with his daughters watching the first lady's speech. he says he's going to try not to cry because he gets all misty when his wife speaks. news 4's jim vance joins us live in charlotte. >> hey, vance. >> reporter: hi, wendy. the president is not the only one who is anticipating what the first lady has to say tonight. except we have to assume, don't we, he probably already knows. this convention is about to be gaveled into session. there are all kinds of tightly scripted speakers and videos. these things have been such in the last couple of decades. the hall begins to fill now with a whole lot of people in anticipation of some heavyweights coming up here tonight. former virginia governor and senate candidate tim cain scheduled to speak. so the maryland's kbovrner martin o'malley. an santonio's mare yoi julian castro is the keynote speaker. the one most anticipated first lady michelle obama. yeste
making his case, president obama closes the democratic national convention with an impassioned speech, defending his first term and asking voters for four more years. >> the path we offer may be harder but it leads to a better place, and i'm asking you to choose that future. >> but will this morning's jobs numbers speak louder than words. >>> party over. new video this morning showing prince harry on a new mission to afghanistan. a far cry from that notorious trip to las vegas. we're there live. >>> the embrace. chris brown and rihanna share a moment at the mtv music awards. that and miley's surprising new look have a lot of people talking today, friday, look have a lot of people talking today, friday, september 7th 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. welcome to today, friday morning, i'm mauer. >> gd morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> you were up late. great job in charlotte. it lasted late last night. >> we lappeded about 2:30 a.m. i guess forgive me if i make no sense whatsoever today. >> got an a plane and got back to the show. >> a little f
continued to attack president obama's handling of the situation in the middle east. >>> and paul ryan will visit rockingham fairgrounds in harrisonburg, virginia. yesterday mitt romney was in fairfax, and first lady michelle obama appeared at two events, one in richmond and the other in fredericksburg. >>> virginia is expected to be one of the most important states up for grabs in november. right now president obama is leading in the commonwealth and other battleground states. a new nbc/wall street journal poll shows the president ahead of mitt romney in three key states. in virginia and florida, he leads romney by five points among the voters. that lead jumps to seven points in ohio. political experts say these are fairly large leads for the president, but they can easily be wiped out if romney has a strong first debate, which is scheduled for october 3rd. stocks will open on wall street today on multiyear highs, thanks to new efforts by the federal reserve. word the fed would inject $40 million sent stocks soaring today. it will also keep short term interest rates at the record lows
at andrews this afternoon. president obama and secretary of state hillary rodham clinton were at the transfer of remains ceremony and met with grieving families. meanwhile, violent protests outside embassies have spread to more than a dozen countries in the middle east and africa. nbc's steve handelsman reports. >> reporter: as anti-american rioting spread through the muslim world, president obama was on hand for the return of the remains of u.s. ambassalibya, chris stevens, and his three colleagues killed by a mob on the 9/11 anniversary tuesday. >> make it clear that justice will come to those who harm americans. most of all, even in our brief, we will be resolute. for we are americans. we hold our head high. >> reporter: but the protests widened. this was iraq in lebanon symbols of the u.s. got burned at kfc and hardee's. in tiny bahrain, 2,000 protesters. in yemen, 2,000. this was gaza. many egyptians are still furious over that anti-muslim film made in the u.s. and it's not just arab nations. muslims to the east erupted. this was pakistan today. this wa
protection systems. president obama plans to visit on monday. what does isaac mean for your labor day weekend? veronica johnson tracking the conditions. how does it look. >> a potential for showers during the holiday weekend. right here is where most of the rain is through missouri, through illinois, the heaviest rain is here today. still some rains down south and seeing some showers out from that to the east. we'll have that tomorrow scattered mainly light showers in the area tomorrow as a weather front comes into the area. saturday and sunday a better chance of showers and widespread rains on monday on labor day weekend. best location will be at the beach with still dry conditions saturday and sunday and showers on monday. we'll talk about here when you can expect the rain to come in and maybe thunderstorms in a couple minutes. >>> a lost key, stolen car and botched burglary. a story that started outside the maryland live casino and ended with a suspect in handcuffs. shomari stone has the report. >> reporter: that woman drove to maryland live casino to have joy. while she was inside a man w
michelle obama delivered an emotional speech last night. she told delegates how she and president obama's modest upbringing- how her upbringing shaped who they are today. >> like so many american families, our families weren't asking for much. they didn't begrudge anyone else's success or care that others had much more than they did. in fact, they admired it. they simply believed in that fundamental american promise that even if you don't start out with much, if you work hard and do what you're supposed to do, you should be able to build a decent life for yourself and an even better life for your kids and grandkids. that's how they raised us. >> right now p first lady has a higher favorability rating than the president. >>> maryland governor martin o'malley also spoke on the opening night of the convention. he opened a fiery critique of mitt romney and paul ryan. >> instead of investing in america they hide their money in swiss bank accounts and ship our jobs to china. swiss bank accounts never built on american bridge. swiss bank accounts never put cops on the streets or teachers in ou
important folks out on the campaign trail on their behalf. michelle obama made an appearance at north carolina central university. she rallied students on her husband's behalf while he attended meetings at the white house today. >>> republican vice presidential nominee, paul ryan, wasn't far away. he addressed hundreds of supporters in danville, virginia. mitt romney did have a fundraiser in atlanta this afternoon and tonight he is slated to take part in a candidate's forum with uni univision. >>> closer to home, maryland's governor is teaming up with the baltimore ravens linebacker who created a stir about same-sex marriage. martin o'malley is planning to attend a fundraiser in support of legalizing same-sex marriage in maryland. voters are going to decide the issue in a ballot question come november. >>> the inspector general of the justice department released a report that criticizes federal agents and prosecutors in phoenix saying they were mostly responsible for that botched investigation into gun trafficking along the mexican border. that operation called fast and furious. the i
with the prime time speech from first lady michelle obama. we're here live. >>> republican vice presidential nominee paul ryan joins us to talk about where he thinks the presidential race is headed and chris sichl that he played fast and loose with the truth. >>> out and about. the prince makes his first public appearance since those naked las vegas pictures surfaced and poked fun at himself. but it was a cheeky 6-year-old who nearly stole the show. >>> the gentle giant, michael clarke duncan, oscar nominated star of "the green mile" died after a heart attack. tributes are pouring in from some of hollywood's biggest names today, tuesday, some of hollywood's biggest names today, tuesday, september 4th, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" tuesday morning, i'm savannah guthrie in charlotte, north carolina. >> i'm matt lauer in new york. savannah, republicans had their moment in the spotlight last week. starting today, down there in charlotte, the democrats will try to grab some of that spotlight for themselves. >> that's right. this conve
a total disaster. more on that ahead. >>> and battling in the battleground states. president obama and governor mitt romney taking each other on with election day just over two months away and the democratic convention fast approaching. we will go live on the campaign trail with the president. >>> plus, a pretty shocking transformation for actor matthew mcconaughey, who's lost a huge amount of weight for a movie role. he'll the latest celebrity to do it. we'll ask why favorite stars gain or lose so much weight for a role and are they putting their health at risk. >>> prince harry set to make his first public appearance since that nude photo scandal. a woman who claimed she was with him the night those infamous pictures were taken is speaking out. >> the question, is that a good thing or a bad thing. >>> new details of raid in the bin laden compound. mike viqueira has more on the story. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, lester. . you're right. the prologue to "no easy day" is printed in today's editions of "the sun" in great britain, and the author under the pen name o
when he said, re-election of president obama means chronic high unemployment. and yet, there is all the evidence of the underpinnings of this economy being very strong. is that a credible case he's making? >> well, you had brought up the point about the underpinnings being strong. i think there is a general republican point of view that if mr. obama is re-elected, nothing will move forward in washington. a sort of cold, blanket, heavy on the economy will probably continue. no progress will be made. taxes on corporations won't be lowered, so we won't be more competitive. so i think that's what he was referring to. however, on the back there was a little news there in what governor romney said about, well, frankly, it's a higher end for more well-off taxpayers. they're going to lose some of the things they were relying on, like certain loopholes. i thought he might be talking about limits on the mortgage interest rate deduction. he was not clear about it. but it seems to me he was saying, look, trying to be fair here, trying to make it all work. but don't demagogue me on the rich get
obama denied a meeting with benjamin netanyahu later this month during a u.n. general assembly. but a white house spokesman said the men simply won't meet because of the president's hectic election schedule. both men spent an hour on the phone discussing iran's nuclear ambitions. yet yet netanyahu has urged the u.s. to take a stand on threatening iran's nuclear policies. >>> recent polls show the president and mitt romney essentially tied in nevada. the republican presidential nominee visited reno yesterday and spoke at the annual national guard convention. >> romney will be in our area tomorrow. he's holding a rally late tomorrow morning at van dyke park in fairfax. it begins at 11:35. the doors open at 9:00 a.m. the event is free and open to the public. the romney campaign is asking that you rsvp on the virginia page on the campaign's website. >>> and mitt romney's running mate focusing on a second campaign. paul ryan has begun running tv ads for his congressional re-election effort. he's spending $2 million this week on commercials in milwaukee and madison, wisconsin. it all
in florida got a little excited when he met president obama, gave him a bear hug and then lifted him up. doesn't the secret service frown on things like that? by the way, he's a republican. we'll talk to him this morning about what he was thinking. >> i think he did clear it with secret service, which is probably a good thing. all this week, matt, natalie and al and i will take a turn choosing the music for this show, call it the soundtrack of our lives. >> right. >> put a lot of thought into this. a lot of anxiety. >> today is yours. >> today it my day. >> good news for carpenters fans. >> but let's begin with that breaking news. public school teachers going out in strike or on strike in chicago. nbc's kevin tibbles is there. kevin, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. i'm outside the ray elementary school here in chicago where for the first time in 25 years chicago's teachers have gone on strike. this, after a frantic weekend of negotiations that went right down to the wire. after days of non-stop negotiating, the chicago teachers union made this late-night announceme
has come and gone, but the storm left a trail of devastation in its wake. president obama will visit the storm-ravaged region later today. he'll tour louisiana and review recovery and response efforts. the president declared federal emergencies in louisiana and mississippi. right now hundreds of thousands of people are still without power including more than 200,000 in louisiana alone. the storm is to blame already for at least seven deaths. >>> most of new orleans avoided isaac's floodwaters thanks to new levees built after hurricane katrina, but there's some controversy over whether those levees sent all that excess water where it sent it. some louisiana residents say the levees deveiverted the floodwat to other parts of the state. >> the flood system a good thing. it stopped the city from flooding. it's a good thing. but you're not going to worry about where you're pushing the water. >> we would not have built a system that would have induced flooding in other places. >> the corps of engineers said it will run a variety of computer models to figure out if the new levees caused pro
impassioned plea. first lady michelle obama delivers a rousing speech at the democratic national convention. reaching out to women, she gets emotional as she talks about her family. >> my daughters are still the heart of my heart and the center of my world. >> savannah has reaction live from charlotte. >>> scary moments. the newly elected premier of quebec rushed off stage as masked gunman opens fire at a victory rally. this morning at least one person dead, the shooter is under arrest and police are looking for a motive. >>> tennis, anyone? pippa middleton checks out the action at the u.s. open. a trip to new york city that has some wondering if she has a new man in her life today, some wondering if she has a new man in her life today, wednesday, september 5th, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning, everyone. welcome to a split edition of "today" on wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm savannah guthrie at the democratic national convention in charlotte. matt, i was on this floor last night when michelle obama spoke. at times she was fiery.
as president obama hits the campaign trail then heads to louisiana for a firsthand look at the damage left behind by isaac today. >>> firing back. the church of scientology blasts a new "vanity fair" article that claims it auditioned potential wives for tom cruise. this morning who they believe is behind the startling allegation. >>> and out of control. a driver at a monster truck rally in oregon plows over a protective barrier and into the stands. three people rushed to the hospital. what caused the accident and why that driver will not face charges today monday, september that driver will not face charges today monday, september 3rd, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and welcome to "today" on this labor day monday this morning. i'm natalie morales. >> i'm carl quintanilla. matt and savannah have the day off. the kickoff for the presidential race. >> the republicans had their moment last week, now it's the democrats' turn. what do they have panned for their convention in charlotte this week? what message does the president need to deliver to reconnect thursday night?
in the white house. for his part today, president obama took a hard line. as anti-american rioting spread through the muslim world, president obama was on hand for the return of the remains of u.s. ambassador to libya chris stevens, and his three colleagues, murdered by a mob on the 9/11 anniversary tuesday. the president vowed no u.s. retreat. >> i'm making it clear that justice will come to those who harm americans. most of all, even in our grief, we will be resolute. for we are americans. and we hold our head high. >> reporter: but the protests widened. this was iraq, in lebanon symbols of the u.s. got burned at kfc and the hardee's. this was gaza. many egyptians are still furious over that anti-muslim film made in the u.s. and it's not just arab nations. muslims to the east erupted. this was pakistan today. this was bangladesh. these were indian muslims in kashmir. while back in the u.s., republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan blamed president obama. >> what we do not see is steady consistent american leadership. that is what keeps the peace. and that is what we will have in
. >>> first lady michelle obama hoping to show americans a different side of her husband. ♪ the first lady was one of the main speakers last night in charlotte. she told the crowd the president knows about the american dream because she's lived it. >> he believes that when you've worked hard and done well and walked through that doorway of opportunity you do not slam it shut behind you. no, you reach back and you give other folks the same chances that helped you succeed. >> the first lady never mentioned mitt romney or paul ryan during her speech. maryland governor martin o'malley though is not holding back his criticism of the nominees. o'malley also spoke at the dnc last night. romney and ryan were the main targets of his attack. >> instead of investing in america, they hide their money in swiss bank accounts and ship our jobs to china. swiss bank accounts never built an american bridge. swiss bank accounts never put cops on the streets or teachers in our classrooms. governor romney, just because you bank gaines the united states of america doesn't mean the rest of us are willing to sell
days. and overnight, president obama called the presidents of both libya and egypt to talk about the response to the violence there. >> meanwhile, flags flying at half staff at u.s. government buildings around the world for the four victims of the attack on the consulate in benghazi, libya, including ambassador chris stevens. >>> and mitt romney taking heat from members of his own party for his criticism of the statement from the u.s. embassy in cairo following the initial demonstration there. this morning, we'll hear what president obama has to say about that. and we'll get reaction from republican senator john mccain. >>> we want to get right to nbc's chief foreign correspondent richard engel. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. i'm now overlooking cairo's famous tahrir square, where the protests were taking place. now a very different scene. there was an anti-american demonstration also clashes underway. in the corner there, that is the street that leads to the united states embassy. and for the last hour or so, we've been seeing egyptian security guards
overseas. the bodies of the four americans killed in libya returned to the u.s. on friday. president obama paid tribute to them during a solemn ceremony at andrews air force base. >> four americans, four patriots. they loved this country. and they chose to serve it. and served it well. >> this morning, the violent protests triggered by that film continue across the middle east. in response, including a coalition base in afghanistan. jim is in cairo. what's the latest? >> well, it's a quiet day here in cairo, but clearly, what happened as a result of that film triggered a spasm of violence across the globe. the effects of the day of rage were felt in afghanistan, two u.s. service members we killed in a sustained taliban attack on marine headquarters there in helmand province. the british royal, prince harry, was based nearby, but he went unhurt. the taliban later claimed that the attack was its response to the film. here in cairo, things do feel like they're getting back to normal. that four-day standoff between protesters and riot police was broken up early this morning. egyptian security
candidates for president. steve croft will speak to president obama, scott pelley will talk to mitt romney. >>> demonstrators storm several parliamentary military installations including two belonging to the groups suspected of having attacked the u.s. consulate. kris stevens was killed in that consulate. elizabeth palmer is in benghazi this morning. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. well it's a quiet morning in benghazi but that's an uneasy quiet after this citizens protest against the parra military overnight turned into a violent showdown. it started as a simple protest. the people of benghazi coming together to send a message to the armed groups who control their city, and who attacked america's consulate ten days ago killing ambassador chris stevens. the message is we had enough. overhead libya's military showed support for the crowd. things remained peaceful until after dark when core groups of protesters decided to enforce their message. they besieged several of the militia bases that dot the city and pushed them out. then they got into their cars and headed out to the
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